Archive for Thursday, May 7, 2009

Douglas, Courtney lead shorthanded Bobcats at Ottawa

May 7, 2009

The Basehor-Linwood golf team placed sixth on Monday at the Ottawa Invitational.

The Bobcats were a little shorthanded, playing without Ryan Fritz, who missed the tournament with a back injury.

“He has had back problems and they flared up on him bad at school,” coach Bruce Courtney said. “He couldn’t play.”

Additionally, Jake Hattock was out of town and missed the tournament.

Of the players who competed in the tournament, Chris Douglas shot 80 and garnered medalist honors with his ninth-place finish.

Bobby Courtney finished second among Bobcat golfers with an 82 and was 13th overall. Gabe Vlasic finished in 25th place with an 89. Tung Dejong shot 100 in the tournament.

“The kids played very well overall,” Courtney said. We shot 351 and finished in sixth place out of nine teams. We are one team scorer away from having a good team score being up there. We could have been in the top half easily. When you can’t get a full team, sometimes it is tougher.”

Basehor-Linwood played in a tournament at Dubs Dread Golf Course on Wednesday. Results were unavailable at press time. The tournament was scheduled after the make-up date for the Gardner-Edgerton tournament didn’t fit with the team’s schedule. The team also plays today in a tournament at Perry-Lecompton.

The Bobcats will play in the Kaw Valley League Championships at Santa Fe Trail on Monday.

The team will play May 18 in a Class 4A regional tournament at Heritage Park.

“Things are gearing up to the end of things,” Courtney said. “Hopefully, kids get scores down and play better golf, which they have been.”

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